Unarmed fighting

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The protagonist can attack with fists, claws, or by some other method using their bare hands, feet or other limbs or body parts.


Alternate names: Hand-to-hand combat
Name variations: unarmed combat

The first video game about Unarmed fighting was released in 1983.

Sega, Capcom and Activision has published most of these games

* Melee weapons
* Defenseless - in case you're unarmed, but can't fight back.
Including cases where the player wears gauntlets, brass knuckles, or similar devices that (supposedly) make such attacks more devastating.

Without this tag, it is fairly simple to assume player is defenseless unless they attain some type of a weapon, which they may always have anyway.

Does NOT include jumping on people's heads (head jumping).
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Parent group

Mêlée combat

Child group

Striking martial arts

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Windows 153
Linux 84
C64 55
NES 53
PS3 42
ZX Spectrum 40
X360 38
Amstrad CPC 37
PS2 31
Amiga 31
Atari ST 31
Mac OS X 25
Arcade 24
MSX 16
Apple II E 11
Electron 10
Mac OS Classic 10
Wii 10
PS4 10
BBC 10
Mega Drive 8
Xbox 8
GB 7
Master System 7
Tandy Coco 7
C16/Plus4 6
PS 6
Famicom Disk System 6

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